After graduating with merit from Capsicum Culinary Studio last year, the 22-year old South African is living in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in the US and is working at the Club Car Restaurant - one of the best eateries on the island.
Queiroz grew up in Edenvale, Johannesburg where he attended Edenglen High School. With working parents, the young Queiroz would often take over duties in the kitchen preparing dinner for the family.
"This is where my love for cooking began as I would help my mother out on days where she would come home really tired and I would cook for the family,'' he says. “The more I cooked the more I wanted to try new things and cook new dishes that I had never tried before."
After leaving high school, Queiroz decided to enroll at Capsicum and further his knowledge about food and the culinary industry with hopes of pursuing a career in it.
"I enrolled at the Capsicum Rosebank campus and studied for a Diploma in Cooking and Food Preparation, graduating with merit last year," he says. "The course was really awesome and I made a lot of friends who were also interested in food just as much as I was”